Setting up the punch in sounds correct. So you're saying the cycle region (green bar in ruler) is not active until you hit record? And then it is somewhere you did not set it?
I'm completely ignorant about your Tascam controller, but that's one possibility. There's a key command to move to marker and activate cycle - maybe it's doing that. It's also possible you're triggering the cycle mode on via your computer keyboard.
I think the answer might be as simple as this: you may have engaged the "Auto-Set Locators" option. Click-HOLD the cycle button int eh Transport to see if the top option is checked. If so, select it again to toggle it OFF. (It has a key command associated with it, which is how it may have accidentally been turned ON).
Thanks for the good idea. Unfortunately it didn't do the trick and I remain flummoxed.
I just tried again. I press the punch button, and as soon as I start dragging the red bar, the green cycle bar activates in some unrelated place. Frustrating!
Thanks again for trying.
I've been quite frustrated myself with this beheaviour since it messes with my workflow. I've found out that cycle DOESN't activate if I just drag and/or resize the punch-in bar; however it does activate if I click somewhere else on the timeline to create a punch-in bar in a different place. Note that I'm not clicking on the cycle ruler, but beneath it, on the punch-in ruler.
I could try being mindful of that and see if it makes a difference.
As you know it's REALLY frustrating. You press record all ready to go and snap, off to some unrelated part of the song with an activated cycle that I don't want.
You could try using the feature that when you make a Marquee selection (with Auto Punch OFF) and press record, then Auto Punch is activated exactly around the Marquee selection. I don't know if your problem still occurs when doing it this way, but it is faster then setting Auto Punch locators in the ruler anyway.
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